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Skiing, Sledding, and Skating in New Jersey

Winter's cold pleasures


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As the temperature gets lower, many people opt to remain indoors to stay warm and cozy. Others eagerly await the first snowfall so that the entire family can head outside to ski, ice skate, or go sledding. New Jersey has a bounty of places to enjoy these winter activities.

Cross-Country Skiing & Alpine Skiing

The Scandinavians were the first to use “skinny” skis as the most efficient way to travel over the snow. Today, these skis are inexpensive to purchase or rent and even the youngest child can learn this skill quickly. Many local parks have groomed trails for gliding silently over the terrain while admiring the snowy landscape.

If you’re brave and longing to try Alpine skiing, visit family-oriented places that have various levels of difficulty. In New Jersey, these include Campgaw Mountain, Mahwah, NJ, 201-327-7800; Hidden Valley Club, Vernon, NJ, 973-764-4200; and Mountain Creek, Vernon, NJ, 973-827-2000. (Other mountains in nearby Pennsylvania also have good downhill skiing options.) Ski season runs from December through March, or longer depending on weather conditions, with lessons and special events scheduled at each New Jersey location. Call or check the websites before going for dates, hours, and snow reports.

Small children may want to try ice skating or sledding before getting on skis. —>

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